Orstad / Frøyland
|• Total||3.99 km2 (1.54 sq mi)|
|Elevation||36 m (118 ft)|
|• Density||1,829/km2 (4,740/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||4355 Kvernaland|
Kvernaland is a village in Rogaland county, Norway. The village is located along the north end of the lake Frøylandsvatnet. The village is located in both the municipalities of Klepp and Time. The eastern part of the village (in Klepp) is known as Orstad and the western part of the village (in Time) is known as Frøyland or simply as Kvernaland. The village of Klepp stasjon lies just southwest of the village on the west side of the lake and the small village of Foss Eikjeland lies just north of the village, along the river Figgjo.
The 3.99-square-kilometre (990-acre) village has a population (2015) of 7,299 which gives the village a population density of 1,829 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,740/sq mi). About 2.43-square-kilometre (600-acre) of the village is located in Klepp and that part has 4,023 residents. There are 3,243 residents in the 1.21-square-kilometre (300-acre) part located in Time. There is also a very small part of Kvernaland (3.99 square kilometres or 990 acres) located in Sandnes municipality with 33 residents.
Kvernaland is home to several factories, mainly producing equipment for agriculture. The largest is Kverneland Group, the world's largest manufacturer of ploughing and agricultural equipment. The Museum of the municipality of Time (Time Bygdemuseum) is also located in Kvernaland. Their football club is called Frøyland IL. Recently, Kvernaland BIL has been founded. The Øksnevadporten Station, located on the Jæren railway line, is located in Orstad.
Kvernaland is a parish in the Church of Norway. It is unique in Norway in that the parish crosses municipal boundaries. The Frøyland og Orstad Church is located in Orstad, but it serves the whole village.
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